Acoustic Enclosures and Precision Structures Incorporating TMC's Proprietary Vibration and Acoustic Control Techniques

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

PEABODY, Massachusetts,PEABODY, Massachusetts – Technical Manufacturing Corporation (TMC) designs and manufactures custom acoustic enclosures specifically for precision instruments. Designed to prevent background acoustic noise from disturbing delicate measurements and micro-manufacturing processes, these enclosures are used in OEM applications such as scanning-probe microscopes, interferometers, and other sensitive metrology instruments. The integrated steel and stainless steel systems incorporate TMC’s proprietary acoustic control techniques to ensure optimal equipment performance at the difficult-to-isolate frequencies including those below the human hearing threshold.

Unlike the more familiar anechoic panel constructions, which target frequencies at which human hearing is most sensitive, TMC enclosures are specifically designed to provide maximum attenuation in the 5-to-50Hz. frequency range at which precision instrument are most sensitive.

“With our unparalleled understanding of, and ability to control, building floor vibration and its impact on sensitive equipment, we are in a unique position to be able to provide this complementary technology. Many of the same control principles apply and the manufacturing processes are complementary,” said Steve Ryan, TMC Vice President of Marketing. “Our customers for precision vibration isolation systems look to us to solve this closely related environmental problem.”

System integration of the vibration isolation and acoustic isolation components by TMC ensures proper fit and compatibility between elements, as well as reduced lead-times and cost. The acoustic enclosures are fully integrated with the company’s active or passive vibration isolators and incorporate base frames, TMC’s CleanTop® II breadboards, RETMA racks, and other structural elements. Optional features include hinged panels, glass windows, electrical grounding and casters.

TMC is a unique blend of dual core capabilities – unparalleled expertise in precision floor vibration control and a commitment to manufacturing using advanced precision metal fabrication techniques. The ISO-certified company’s industry-standard product line includes STACIS® piezoelectric active vibration isolation systems; Electro-Damp® pneumatic/linear motor-based active vibration isolation systems; CleanTop® II optical tables and breadboards; Gimbal Piston™ pneumatic vibration isolation systems; Quiet Island® sub-floor platforms for cleanroom raised floors; state-of-the-art active isolators; laboratory tables; and OEM isolator designs. Standard and custom configurations plus a broad array of accessories are available.